Proceedings of the Workshop on Novel Foods

06-02-2015

This report summarises the presentations and discussions during the Workshop on Novel Foods, held on 7 October 2014. The aim of the workshop was to allow an exchange of views between MEPs, the European Commission, stakeholders of the novel foods industry, NGOs, public administration and academia. There is general agreement that amendment to the Novel Foods Regulation is required to reflect scientific and technological advances. Following an outline of the current state of play, presentations focussed on certain aspects of the Novel Foods Regulation and in particular innovation, the importance of novel foods from the industry and consumer perspectives and whether the draft Regulation solves existing problems. The requirement for further amendments was also considered. The Workshop was chaired by MEP James Nicholson, ENVI Rapporteur for the Commission proposal for Novel Foods Regulation.

This report summarises the presentations and discussions during the Workshop on Novel Foods, held on 7 October 2014. The aim of the workshop was to allow an exchange of views between MEPs, the European Commission, stakeholders of the novel foods industry, NGOs, public administration and academia. There is general agreement that amendment to the Novel Foods Regulation is required to reflect scientific and technological advances. Following an outline of the current state of play, presentations focussed on certain aspects of the Novel Foods Regulation and in particular innovation, the importance of novel foods from the industry and consumer perspectives and whether the draft Regulation solves existing problems. The requirement for further amendments was also considered. The Workshop was chaired by MEP James Nicholson, ENVI Rapporteur for the Commission proposal for Novel Foods Regulation.